The Importance of Trials
A major question you want to ask all criminal defense attorneys is whether or not they do trials. In the practice of criminal defense an attorney MUST be willing to take your case to a trial in order to get you the best result. However, this does not mean that your case will go to trial as the majority of cases do not. If the Prosecutor knows that a certain attorney does not do trial work, then they are at a disadvantage, because often the best deals come the morning of a trial or shortly after jury selection. Many cases require a trial in order to prove the client’s innocence and protect their freedom.
Jury trials are often how most criminal defense trials are conducted. There are twelve men or women who have been tasked with deciding whether or not you are innocent or guilty. They will hear all of the evidence and then make a final determination as to whether or not the Prosecutor has proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
A trial is the most important thing that a criminal defense attorney can do for their client. The attorney is tasked with proving the client’s innocence and telling the client’s story to the jury. We believe that you should have as many attorney’s as possible in your corner to fight for your rights. That’s why we also do trials with at least two attorneys from Miller & Hine.